TITLE: "Greenwich Villiage [sic] Artists Street Exhibition" [Greenwich Village, New York City]
This sequence approx. 50 feet.
VS Washington Square Arch area, man walking toward camera.
VS paintings and other works of art displayed on stands, mostly hung on building walls.
Men in army uniforms photographing art shows with movie camera.
MS woman in pink jacket, lots of makeup.
VS paintings, painters and artists, spectators.
MS Good Humor man working out of his ice cream pushcart on street (brief shot).
MS street artist sketching woman.
Courtyard of apartment building located on West Side of Manhattan near 179th Street, just north of George Washington Bridge. Gyp (woman), Bill (man) and older man in courtyard of apartment building. Man doffs hat to camera. Various CUs and poses with these characters.
View of apartment courtyard and buildings; flowers planted in formation; yard is clean and green. Pan down to show Riverside Drive, with very little traffic and pan up to George Washington Bridge, then along bridge in Western direction towards New Jersey.
LS, 2 men and 1 woman walking through ivied arbor in apartment complex. VS courtyard. [this sequence approx. 50 feet]
TITLE: "Springtime at Coney Island 1944" [Coney Island, Brooklyn, New York City]
VS of Boardwalk, crowds on boardwalk and on beach, "Steeplechase" sign visible in background.
VS looking down from boardwalk at people on beach.
LS blanket-tossing on beach (several shots), looking down from boardwalk.
VS, MS of people walking on boardwalk.
LS "Parachute" amusement park ride, pan down tower structure. (People sit in little seats that are dropped from tower under parachutes).
VS ride seen from below as parachutes drop (good). A couple rides down and dismounts from car; he appears to be in U.S. Army uniform.
VS more people and crowds on boardwalk; "Boardwalk Skating Rink" sign in background.
VS amusement park rides; LS Ferris wheel rotating in different directions.
More crowds on Boardwalk (good); some visitors are soldiers and sailors.
SIGN: "Tropical Bar & Grill" at West 12 St. is partly visible.
LS "Wonder Wheel" Ferris wheel (large wheel).
MS soldier appearing to adjust his sock, standing between bumpers of parked cars and the boardwalk.
[Snow sequence, University Place and East 10th St., New York City] Color is faded.
LS looking down from building window, showing "New York City Omnibus Corporation" bus stuck in snow.
SIGN: "East 10 St." sign visible; it is at corner of University Place.
Lots of snow seen looking down on East 10th Street.
VS snowy street, showing cars covered with snow, pedestrians, kids playing in the snow, a surprisingly large bonfire set in the snow with trash.
Wall showing "Hotel Albert" sign painted on outside wall.
Church in snow (NOT New York City). Other winter scenes include:
Old tow truck racing down suburban street.
VS old suburb, people walking in snow and posing for camera.
VS stone walls and buildings, looks like a college or university campus but unidentified.
Children shoveling car out of snow; looks like 12-18 inches fell.
VS snowy trees and buildings, cars covered.
Washington Square, New York City, again: a few shots of adults and children playing in the snow.
Faded color shot of heavy snow plowing on street, and early snow blowing machine.
¥ 1:54- 9:29
Nice view from Washington Square (we see the arc in front of us). A double decker bus passes, and an older man dressed in a light suit and hat walks towards and then into the frame.
¥ 1:27:70- 1:47:60
Nice series of shots of a couple and an older man standing by fancy gardens (Central Park-?) which cuts to image of the same couple with an older woman. They all wear their Sunday best. They smile and walk towards the camera. Perhaps they are going to a wedding-?
¥ 2:48:39- 3:21:55
Nice montage of Coney Island in the spring of 1944. first, we view (shakily) the extremely crowded board walk, a roller coaster, and a sign for Oriole Baths. The same old man in earlier shots walks into the frame. Cut to a view of one side of the board walk (dense with people and businesses) and part of the beach. Cut to several shots of the beach which looks as though it is becoming crowded. In the best of these shots, we view four young women on towelsÑone turns and looks at the camera, and there's an immediate cut.
¥ 4:44:02- 4:55:12
Nice view of the ferris wheel as it goes backwardsÑevery seat is occupied. We can see the tops of people's heads as they walk by the camera. Cut to a slightly different view.
worth noting: Nice short images of crowd on the boardwalkÑmany sailors.
¥ 5:32:04- 5:56:24
Amazing series of images of New York City after a snow storm. Start with image of a bus on E. 10th Street (camera pans by street sign) which looks stuck in the snow. Several people walk by it. Cut to view of an East Village block blanketed by snow. Parked cars are barely visible. Cut to the top of an apartment's entrance covering.
worth noting: Nice image of Broadway facing Union Square under snow. People walk along the sidewalks. (6:47:25)
¥ 6:57:75- 7:19:03
Excellent series of shots from an apartment window of people below in the snow. First, we view two children trying to pull their sled out from under a snowy corner. Next is a great shot of a man pulling his child on a sled down the middle of the street. And finally an interesting view of the snowy street signs visible from the camera person's windowÑ10th and University.
worth noting: Many nice, shaky images of an affluent neighborhood under many feet of snow. A boy shoveling, a woman trying to dig a car out....
¥ 9:58:53- 10:20:15
Series of great shots of children playing in the snow in Central Park (?). They make snowballs and sled (adults pull the sleds).